French Marigolds have to be one of my most favorite summer flowers. The colors are so rich, and I actually like the fragrance. It’s a bonus that that same fragrance is unpopular with many garden pests.
For this colorway, I focused on the deeper shades and stayed away from the brighter yellow-gold. I wanted this to be deep and rich, and it is. It’s fairly autumnal in hue, too, reminding me a bit of indian corn, falling leaves, and gourds.
In summer, I not only plant many of my patio pots in french marigolds, I also surround my vegetable plants with them in varying hues of deep red, rust, orange, and gold. And in the depth of February, when I started contemplating new colorways, I had warm summer days on my mind.